It is hard to believe the first season has been done and we are working on the second season. This time last year I had no idea what to expect and was so nervous it would not fly let alone need another night to meet demand. We were told when we started this journey there was no need for a girls league, that we would not be successful, there is not enough girls who want to play. So thank you for proving them all wrong, and helping us make it happen for so many girls that would have never played. I am so proud of this league and all it stands for that I cannot wait to see it be bigger and better. Bringing more opportunities to more girls and give us a chance to give back to those who may not be able to play. Bring on the Fire 2020... see you on the floor.
Girls will be playing on Mondays out of Mckinney. Looks like the games will start at 5:00 and the latest game will start at 9:00. Of Course that is all subject to enrollment. so an EXAMPLE is as follows...which may change please keep in mind
5:00 & 6:00 - Tyke/Novice - 4 teams
5:30 & 6:30 - Atom - 4 teams
7:00/8:00/9:00 - Bantam/Midget - 6 teams
7:30/8:30 - Peewee - 4 teams
Ladies and Intermediate girls will be playing Thursdays out of Mckinney. Games will start as early as 6:30 and last game will start at 9:30. This year everyone will be on a rotating schedule so not one division is playing late.
4 intermediate/competitive teams
8-10 ladies rec teams.
Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell stopped in at Mckinney to see what this league is all about. He is so excited that Whitby Fire is here and very proud that we choose Whitby as our home base. Mayor Mitchell cannot wait until his grand daughter is old enough to become apart of the fire in the future. Thank you Mayor Mitchell for stopping by, look forward to seeing you in the crowd!!
Ball hockey was started in Durham Region 35 years ago by some awesome folks, Mary and John Platt. They rented a bus of neighbourhood kids, took them to a gymnasium Simcoe Hall and here we are. Mary believed there was a place for girls to join and started a woman's league. Now we honour her drive and love for the sport with this girls league in Whitby. Mary's initials will be on every jersey, as she carries us through this journey to more Worlds for more golds. The opportunity to play a game we love, for a country who loves hockey.
Tracy Kitchen has been involved in hockey since she was 10
Referring, playing, coaching, and doing anything else she could to get involved. After inspiring and leading the team to Gold in Slovakia, the start of a dream was born.
Get a league in place for girls so they can experience all the great rewards of hard work.
We want the girls to have a league of their own, to feel comfortable playing at their level, to be confident in their skills and to develop a love for a sport. To dream of one day getting to hear their national anthem on a international level themselves!
You will need some equipment to enjoy this sport. CSA approved helmet with face mask, gloves, black shorts knee length, SOCCER SHIN PADS with black socks and a really good pair of indoor running shoes. It can get really slippery out there. Optional is a jill and elbow pads, although they are highly recommended.
This League is girls only league, and from what we have been told, the only one in the country!!!! Girls of any age are welcome to play. Whitby girls is open to all calibers of player, experience or nothing at all!! We will ensure each team will have equal experienced players, for a fair playing floor for all. We are offering 4 age groups with an open option for a learn to play. The teams will be organized based on who registers. Our goal is 4 teams per age group.
Our league is going to be lots of fun for all who play. We offer a safe environment for all calibers to feel comfortable and confident to play. It will be encouraging, positive and exciting every week. We want your girls to want to come out every week and have fun, to tell their friends about it and help them want to come. This way we grow the sport for girls, giving more opportunity in the future.
The 2nd season Of Whitby Fire will kick of early April 2020!!! We are so excited to have 2 nights given to us so we can expand this league to give more opportunity to more girls and women!! Girls will be moved to Monday nights and the Ladies will be Thursday nights. With such amazing success the first year, We cannot wait to see what 2020 brings. Registration will be soon...
Learn to Play will be back for the 2020 season. Stay tuned to see the time and dates.
Ladies of all ages and calibers are welcome to be apart of The Fire!! 2019 was an amazing introduction to so many hockey moms, I am sure we can double that for 2020!! The cost for this will be $150 You can link with 4 other ladies, as long as everyone is linked together. Keep spreading the word, this league is going to be fantastic, with ladies like you helping us grow the sport for the future of girls in sport.
Whitby Fire sent 5 teams to Ottawa for the Provincials...with some amazing jerseys!! Girls Under 18 brought home a silver and Girls under 14 winning bronze. What an excellent first year at provincials. Cannot wait to be on home floor for FIRE next year!!
Whitby FIre had 12 girls go to Nationals with the coaching and management staff from Whitby Fire. The Girls brought home Gold in the B division. Some of those Whitby girls are being looked at for the worlds in 2020..
We have 2 players going to worlds!!! we also have 2 Coaches and the General Manager coming out of Whitby. We totally brought the FIRE!!
We are looking for involvement. Do you want to coach? Ref? Time Keep? Drop us a line and we will put you on the list.
Got some ideas? We love to hear them.
222 Mckinney Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1R 3M3, Canada